Director, Global Quality Operations

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for a Director, Global Quality Operations.

  • Directs team in the global/all Divisions generation of Abbott's Data Analytics, IT Quality Systems, and Management Reviews. Ensures accuracy of data and timeliness of the insights presented to Abbott Senior Management.
  • Establishes quality systems and plans to assure design and manufacture of the highest quality products to exceed customer requirements. Interfaces with outside regulatory agencies.

  • Recruit, coaches and develops organizational talent.
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Creates an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Provides general direction to managers, exempt specialists and non-exempt support in various areas, groups and In AQR Global Quality Operations functional requirements
  • Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Demonstrates effective change leadership.
  • Builds strategic partnerships to further departmental and organizational objectives.
  • Coordinates across functional areas, business units, and/or geographies to achieve company or area goals.
  • Utilizes technical/professional knowledge and skills to establish, interpret and execute company policies in a major segment of the company.
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g., compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations, etc.)
  • Makes and executes operational decisions with a strategic perspective.
  • Directs and controls the activities and budget of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups and/or operations.
  • Establish Quality Systems that are in compliance with regulatory requirements and meet business needs.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and presents to senior staff and other groups the effectiveness of the Quality across all Abbott Divisions globally. This is done on a continues basis to ensure identification of early signals that demand actions.
  • Recommends and implements changes to the system as the result of changing regulations and/or business needs.
  • Analyzes data, makes decisions, or provides recommendations to senior staff regarding quality related crises (e.g., patient injury due to product malfunction).
  • Communicates quality policies, strategies, and procedures to the organization through written documents, presentations, and discussions.

  • Bachelor's degree and 12+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Advanced degree preferred. (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills))
  • Monitor's progress of departments or units toward divisional and company goals; monitors all costs associated with assigned organizational unit; monitors company-wide indicators such as market share and profitability; monitors industry trends and external environment in areas relevant to the assigned organizational unit.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 3. (Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes that will have broad applicability throughout the company; contributes ideas for improving work processes and achieving organizational goals; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel in multiple units or departments; develops and communicates a vision for a major segment of the organization.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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